A 45 to 47-year-old man who was pulled from a canal in the west Valley Wednesday night has died, according to the Phoenix Fire Department.

The man was found in the water near 99th Avenue and McDowell Road around 8:30 p.m, according to firefighters. He is believed to have drowned.

Crews were seen doing chest compressions on the man while he was being loaded into an ambulance. He was driven to Banner Estrella Medical Center, where he died, firefighters said.

Phoenix police said there were no obvious signs of trauma observed by medical personnel and the cause of death will be determined by the Medical Examiner's Office. The death investigation is ongoing.

Initially, crews thought there might have been a car in the canal as well but later said there was no car, just some type of debris.

It's unclear how the man got into the canal.

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